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Lithuania to hand over Stinger MANPADS to Ukraine and resumes rehabilitation programs for Ukrainian soldiers

Assistance from Lithuania: Treatment of soldiers and Stinger MANPADs. Photo: kmu.gov.ua

Assistance from Lithuania: Treatment of soldiers and Stinger MANPADs. Photo: kmu.gov.ua

Lithuania is resuming rehabilitation programs for Ukrainian soldiers and will soon hand over a batch of Stinger anti-aircraft missile systems to Ukraine as part of increased military assistance. Prime Minister of Lithuania Ingrida Šimonytė stated this during a joint press conference with Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

Quote"We are increasing the number of military instructors in Ukraine and will provide Ukraine with additional weapons and military hardware. I have told Mr. Prime Minister that Stinger air defense missile systems will arrive in Ukraine in the coming days. I hope and sincerely wish that Ukraine will never have to use them," Šimonytė noted.

In addition, Lithuania is resuming the rehabilitation program for Ukrainian soldiers and will provide other medical support.

Quote"The Lithuanian government needs-assessment mission is working in Kyiv this month to identify the best practical ways we can support Ukraine further, both bilaterally and in coordination with our partners, including those at the EU level," Šimonytė stressed.


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